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Head Coach, Women's Cross Country and Track
Responsible to the Athletics Director for the management and administration of all phases of the Women’s Cross Country & Track Program in a manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of the Athletics Department. Supervises graduate assistants and student assistants. Performs other duties as requested by the Athletics director.
Supervises student athletes' development and progress in academics and athletics. Organizes and supervises all practice sessions. Works closely with the Athletics Director to develop games schedules; prepare an annual budget; and plan major purchases. Oversees the selection, purchase, fitting, and maintenance of all team equipment according to state the university policies and regulations. Arrange for officials for all games. Makes all team travel arrangements. Monitors the eligibility status of student athletes. Assists with fund-raising and promotional activities. Establishes and monitors a program of team conduct and discipline. Works with the Athletics Director and the Head Athletic Trainer to insure that all games and practices are conducted under safe conditions and that athlete’s with injuries receive prompt medical attention. Develops and maintains a recruiting program designed to attract top quality student-athletes to the university. Insures compliance with all rules and regulations of such conferences and/or national athletic associations of which the university may be a member. Performs other duties as request by the Athletics Director.
Two to five years college coaching experience, preferably as a head coach in a competitive program at a four-year institution, or five to ten years in a competitive junior college or high school program. Must have previous experience and proven record in coaching college cross country programs including; recruiting, scouting, fund raising, budget preparation, scheduling and public relation skills.
Must have a thorough knowledge of applicable NCAA rules and regulations. Must be knowledgeable in the use of computers for word processing, budgeting, statistics and recruiting.
Master's degree required, preferably in Kinesiology and/or sports administration.
Must be able to communicate and deal effectively with a variety of constituencies, including students, alumni, boosters, the media and the community at large. Public speaking skills extremely helpful. Must have good organizational and administrative skills. Must be certified in subjects he/she teaches. *This position if designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.